Experience of terrorist threat among urban populations in Russia

PTSD and resilience

Authored by: Nadezhda V. Tarabrina , Julia V. Bykhovets

The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  August  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138954878
eBook ISBN: 9781315666716
Adobe ISBN: 9781317355946

10.4324/9781315666716.ch22

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Abstract

In the last few decades, millions of people from the multinational civil population of Russia do live in the environment of increased danger of terrorist activity. The terrorism that has existed during all history of mankind now has changed qualitatively: first, it became almost permanent (rare are the newscasts without reports of an act of terrorism happening somewhere); second, it became international: it is now difficult to name a country where acts of terrorism do not happen. The heads of governments consider the fight against terrorism to be a priority state task. It is possible to assert that there is a war going on in the world that is directed towards the destabilization of peaceful coexistence of countries. The number of acts of terrorism grows continuously, and most experts do not forecast any decline in the foreseeable future. Therefore, studying influence of acts of terrorism on the psyche (psychological traumatization of population) is one of the most urgent medical-social problems.

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